Many Hands has welcomed many volunteers from other countries who have supported and led a diverse range of activities in Timor since we began active programs in 2010. We thank them for their very valued contributions, sharing their skills, expertise and experience with our staff and community members in Lautem and AInaro districts and Dili. We've also hosted many artists, art therapists and arts workers. Find out more about their contributions here.
Nicky Brown, Family Relationships Mentor (New Zealand Volunteer Services Abroad 2018). Many Hands is delighted to welcome a new volunteer to MHI this year. Nicola (Nicky) Brown is undertaking a volunteer assignment in Lospalos where she will take on the role of Family Relationships Mentor, working with our Health Promotions Officer, Thomas Lopes. Nicky is a registered counsellor and has extensive experience working with groups, including school students and individual clients. From 2009 to 2011 Nicky volunteered with VSA in Cambodia as a Shelter Services Management Adviser. In this role she mentored counsellors at the Center for the Protection of the Children’s Rights (CCPCR), assisting them to work with people who had experienced trauma.
Marion Smith, Advisor to the National Alliance for Tobacco Prevention (New Zealand Volunteer Services Abroad 2017-2018) In November 2017, MHI welcomed Ms Marion Smith to the Alliance team, Marion brings a huge range of experience in governance and management in very diverse communities across Australia and New Zealand.
Lucia Pichler, Program Advisor (Scope Global volunteer 2013-2015) studied for her degree in visual arts at the South Australian School of Art. She worked for many years as a gallery director in regional South Australia, where she curated exhibitions, developed and strengthened community engagement, worked with volunteers and in advocacy for regional galleries. Lucia’s experience includes working as a community artist; coordinating community art projects; teaching art history and theory at the tertiary level; and art project management. At the completion of Lucia's placement in December 2015, staff member Thomas Lopes paid tribute to her and other volunteers in this story. Contact Lucia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Ballagh, economic and organisational development
James Nash, playground advisor
Amy Stevenson, Arts for Development Mentor
Samantha Cooper, organisational development
Sarah Daley, disability education
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